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Accounting Supervisor (EWR Desk), Lease Accounting, Comptroller's Department

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Job ID: 60668
Department: Comptroller
Location: Jersey City, NJ



As a reporting Department to the Chief Financial Officer, the Comptroller’s Department is a team of dedicated professionals who ensure the accuracy of the Port Authority’s finances. As part of the Comptroller’s Department team, you will gain insight and experience surrounding the agency’s financial structure and internal control processes as well as knowledge of the operations of our various lines of business, giving you extensive opportunities for a long-term career at the Port Authority (PA).

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Lease Accounting, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Administer the various cost recovery computations that exist within the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Liberty Fees Lease under an integrated format to include Flight Fee, AirTrain Fee, and Fuel Gallonage Fee.
  • Prepare monthly rent installment payment requests, memos, journal vouchers, and The Annual Statement Newark Marine and Air Terminals revenue sharing agreement with City of Newark.
  • Administer the cost recovery component of the Federal Aviation Regulation Boarding Gate Security Program at EWR.
  • Administer various quarterly reporting requirements of the Teleport rent calculation and Statement of Operations, as well as the annual Teleport Operating Maintenance Calculation schedules.
  • Review monthly PA Board Proposals and Memoranda of Justification (MJ) for EWR, Stewart International Airport, and Teterboro Airport for business issues and cost recovery impacts.
  • Review EWR cash vouchers ($25,000 and above) to ensure appropriate use of account codes.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Corporate Finance from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience can be accepted.
  • Minimum two years accounting experience.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of Port Authority accounting and financial structure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Port Authority businesses and operations.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work independently and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills in reconciling financial information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal staff at all levels,
  • supporting departments and external agencies.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP, PC applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, and DataWatch Modeler.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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